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Preview: Furious #1

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Preview: Furious #1

In comic books it’s often seen that the hero is a hero to their core.  Even with the increase in anti-heroes the darker, broody, edgy hero still has a relate-able past wrought it tragedy.  This helps readers experience the stories on a more personal level, but what if your hero used to be a terrible person who just woke up and wanted to be better?  Such is the theme in Bryan J. L. Glass and Victor Santos’ Furious #1 coming out later this month.

While the title character deals with her own demons she’ll also have to protect her past from a celebrity obsessed culture meant to mirror our own.  What will the world think when their first ever super hero turns out to be a scum bag?  Can the people trust the good deeds of a reprehensible person?  This won’t be your average beat’em up comic book.  Furious will be a self contained mini series debuting later this month from Dark Horse Comics, but you can get a little taste of Santos’ amazing artwork and Glass’ take on a person searching for redemption.

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The Expanded World of Hellboy

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The Expanded World of Hellboy

Mike Mignola’s infernal creation is getting a lot of love lately: with several single issues and trades either just released or about to be released, all featuring Red and his family and friends (and enemies of course) now is a good time to dip your toes in the B.P.R.D. universe. Not that it’s ever a bad time for Hellboy, seeing as how Dark Horse starts a new mini-series every few months. But 2013’s been an especially prolific year for the big guy.

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Firefly Returns!

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Firefly Returns!

It may not be in the way that we all may have wanted, but confirmed at this past New York Comic Con, Firefly lives on under Dark Horse Comics. Picking up right after Serenity the consequences of Mal and crew’s actions will ripple through the ‘verse and fans will finally see what they’ve been asking for since 2005. MOAR!

Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ’verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government—the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever, and everyone’s asking the same question . . .

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Review: Dark Horse’s “The Star Wars” issues 1 and 2

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Review: Dark Horse’s “The Star Wars” issues 1 and 2

This series is based on a great idea: take George Lucas’s unpublished rough draft of Star Wars, and turn it into a “What If” story. There are a few familiar concepts and a lot of familiar names, but the Star Wars universe you know has been turned upside down and made into a completely different saga. It’s a chance for readers to see the story that was never told, a look at what Star Wars might have been.

That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, it’s surprisingly hard to read.

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Bethesda Teams Up With Dark Horse to Release RAGE Comics [Wait, what?]

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Bethesda Teams Up With Dark Horse to Release RAGE Comics [Wait, what?]

On June 22nd, Bethesda and Dark Horse Comics will release a three-issue comic series based on the upcoming game, RAGE. No doubt, this is just another way to get the name of the game buzzing in the geek-o-sphere. RAGE comes out in stores on September 13th in North America and the 16th in Europe.

This comic series, developed with the direct participation of RAGE‘s creative director, Tim Willits, presents a new twist on the post-apocalyptic near future as one woman discovers that the survival of humankind doesn’t necessarily mean the survival of humanity.  The Earth has been devastated by a collision with an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving in life-sustaining Arks buried deep below its surface. Those who survive emerge to find a wasteland controlled by a global military dictatorship called the Authority. But a rescued scientist learns that the Authority has lied to her and the other survivors about how this new world came to be.

Here’s to hoping one of the speech bubbles will say “FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU.” Or, at the very least, have a panel with an easter egg saying “F7U12.”

Full press release below.

Update: Cover art has also been released.

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